Joy in the Journey
By Jennifer Nemec
My love affair with publishing started right out of college with my first job as an editor at Cliffs Notes and has continued through a few other publishers and a few states, most recently Kansas. My affection for rural life began when my parents brought me home as a baby to the family homestead in southeastern Nebraska. I fondly remember my grandmother taking my brother and me to watch (quietly!) under the barn door while a calf was born and the summer we bottle-fed Sam the Ram Lamb in his playpen in our living room. Whenever I need a break from streetlights, I go back there to soak up some wind-blown peace and quiet.